REWIND FILM REVIEW: DRIVE

Drive tells the story of a moonlighting misfit, who by day is a stunt driver and part-time mechanic and by night plays the accessory and getaway driver to the odd crime. Starring Hollywood heartthrob, Ryan Gosling, the young actor plays another left-field and at times difficult character. He is a loner and a man of…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: STEP-PANTHER – SELF-TITLED

So garage rock is the new black. Or it could be a resurgence of angst, weed and boredom. Whatever. Sydney slacker punks, Step-Panther, look set to join the out-of-control freight trains synonymous with the music of Straight Arrows and what was the sound produced by Philadelphia Grand Jury. Step-Panther’s debut long-player ain’t so long, despite…

FILM REVIEW: THE IRON LADY

London calling. A British film about a king, dominated the box office over the Christmas holidays last year. This time it seems like that crown will be bestowed upon Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, a woman that truly lived up to her nickname, “The Iron Lady”. Meryl Streep stars in this biopic about…

EP REVIEW: WOE & FLUTTER – SELF-TITLED

Woe & Flutter, a gang of four from the Gold Coast. They make melodic sounds that fit not one genre but at alternate moments can be rock, punk, garage and pop. It’s a diverse mixed bag of feel-good tunes where the common thing is that they leave the listener salivating and wanting more. “I Think…

REWIND FILM REVIEW: DOUBT

Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as Father Brendan Flynn, a young priest at the St. Nicholas church and school in the Bronx in 1964. He is at loggerheads with the principal, Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep) a fiery and iron-fisted dragon not dissimilar in character to the strong-willed Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. However,…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: JEBEDIAH – KOSCIUSZKO

Jebediah are an underrated band. After all, most people think their total music output equals their debut, Slightly Odway and specifically its big singles: “Leaving Home,” “Teflon,” “Harpoon” and “Jerks Of Attention”. Sure, they’ve had plenty of novelty-style hits (let’s not forget “Animal”) but if you scratch the surface you’ll discover that there is far…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: BIG SCARY – VACATION

For the privileged few actually doing a job they genuinely enjoy, aspects of the day-to-day can seem more like a holiday than actual work. Just ask travelling minstrels, Tom Iansek and Jo Syme AKA Big Scary. They are the boy strummer and girl drummer from Melbourne that have wowed audiences with their dedicated work ethic…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: PAJAMA CLUB – SELF-TITLED

Another day, another album released by the Finn family. There’s been Tim, his nephew Liam (who in turn toured with his brother, Elroy) and now it’s time for the latter pair’s Ma and Pa – Neil and Sharon. Pajama Club are the group born from empty nest syndrome. While some people use the time after…

REWIND ALBUM REVIEW: CHAD’S TREE – CROSSING OFF THE MILES

If it comes from the same place as The Triffids and sounds like The Triffids then most people would assume that it IS The Triffids. But this release is by Chad’s Tree – a group that were previously lumped into the same category as the aforementioned group and were even praised by them a few…

ALBUM REVIEW: PRECIOUS JULES – SELF-TITLED

Once you’ve released something that’s cheap ‘n’ nasty, where do you go from there? If you’re Kim Salmon (The Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon) you get your producer friend in to accompany you on drums, he being Mike Stranges (Morning After Girls/Ripe). Then you add some spit and polish and christen it Precious Jules. Heat well…